We have discovered that when the medical establishment talks about "radiation overdoses", we are in real trouble. After all, they view radiation as a cancer preventative and treatment. It has emerged that CT scans are currently being done at excessively high levels at some hospitals, with some using 13 times the recommended amount. What is worse is that it is being intentionally done solely for the convenience of doctors.
Of course, this information did not come from the F.D.A., but the New York Times. While it is the job of the Food and Drug Administration to remedy such things, 10 months have past since their investigation started, and nothing has happened. Thus, journalists are now trying to regulate the health care industry by applying public pressure, and they are doing a better job. Not all hospitals have been investigated, and this is still continuing at hospitals throughout the country.
The victims of such radiation poisoning experienced hair loss in a selective ring pattern around the head, headaches, memory loss and confusion. All complaints to the hospitals have been ignored.
"But there are no hard standards for how much radiation is too much. The overdoses highlight how little some in the medical profession understand about the operation of these scanning devices and the nature of radiation injuries, as well as the loose requirements for reporting accidents when they are detected."
Within the medical establishment, poisoning people is hardly forbidden or punishable. To really grasp what has been happening, a reader must realize that a normal CT scan is the equivalent to 400 chest X-rays. These doses went as high as 5,200 simultaneous chest X-rays, and it was done intentionally. By increasing the amount of radiation, the hospitals are able to obtain much clearer images, because the insides of the patients' brains are almost glowing. In the long term, these people will have an extremely high risk of brain cancers; and it is rare to save brain cancer patients, even with the best alternative therapies. Brain cancer is a time bomb that usually has too short of a timer to do anything about it.
"Health experts elsewhere have warned of possible eye damage, in addition to the higher risk of cancer and brain damage."
We have to ponder once again why radiation would ever be given to cancer patients as a preventative of recurrence, or as an ongoing treatment. In their classic blame-the-victim style; patients who complained to doctors about their hair loss were told that it was caused by stress, and one person was even told that her ponytail was too tight. Some received steroid injections in an attempt to stop the "unexplained" hair loss. It was much later that some of these people would receive a form letter explaining the event, which by the way, included no apology.
According to the New York Times article, Alabama regulators concluded that no overdoses could have occurred, because the state does not have any official maximum for radiation exposure. Most investigations have already stopped, because the radiation poisonings have not been caused by malfunctioning equipment, but were instead deemed to be merely part of "the practice of medicine".
The real reason that this is happening is because doctors and nurses do not know about the dangers of radiation, even though working with it is a standard protocol. They were taught about the dangers of vitamins and herbs by their pharmaceutically-sponsored universities, but radiation is something that they use as a treatment. They rely on the machine manufacturers to allow only "safe" levels instead of taking responsibility themselves, but ironically, there are no known safe levels of X-radiation. If doctors were adequately warned about the dangers of radiation, perhaps they would begin to question the insanity behind standard cancer treatments too.